Raffi Krikorian makes a career of hacking everything and anything. Professionally, he is the founding partner at Synthesis Studios: a technological design and consulting firm that orchestrates his disjointed train of thought. He has developed Java-based distributed/mobile software agent infrastructures while also investigating human perception of sound in zero-g with NASA. While at the MIT Media Lab, he studied and built tiny, embedded, and sub-$5 Internet nodes and while also teaching students "How to Make (Almost) Anything." In his free time, he justified his television addiction by writing "TiVo Hacks" for O'Reilly and Associates, the first book on hacking into, understanding, and extending the Linux-based PVR. Raffi is an engineer with a passion to make the complicated, accessible - currently, he is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor at NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program where he teaches topics ranging from digital ethics and security to "computing without computers".